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Salt Lake Technical College

Coding Core for Healthcare Professionals (KCCB)

The Coding Core for the Health Care Professional Certificate prepares people currently working in the health care industry to become a national certified medical coder. The program will cover ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS courses in preparation for the AAPC and/or AHIMA national certification exams.

Certificate of Achievement: 280 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • 43-3021.02 Billing Cost and Rate Clerk

Required Courses (280 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KMCB 0121
Title Medical Terminology
Clock Hours 40
Semester A
Course KMCB 0131
Title Anatomy
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Course KMCB 0201
Title Outpatient Medical Coding
Clock Hours 170
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition: $686.00
  • Student Fees: $44.80
  • Lab Fees: $125.00
  • Books/Supplies: $362.50

Total Estimated Cost: $1,238.30 (subject to change without notice)

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

  • Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits



Prospective students must have Coordinator approval and been assessed (CASAS) within 90 days prior to enrollment:

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0

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Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!

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Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.



Due to yearly changes in the national medical codes, guidelines and national certification exams, and in order to ensure sufficient time for completion, students interested in this program of study should not begin their training between May through September.

Students who enroll past the listed time-frame will be in danger of not finishing the Outpatient Coding course in time to take the last national medical coding certification exam for that year.

Check with an Advisor or the Department Coordinator for further information.

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.


Ready to get started?

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  • Start the application process here.
  • Still have questions? We're here to help. Give us a call at 801-957-4073.